This is some apology.
“But I can tell you this,” he said. “I consider all of you a part of the Buckeye Nation. I sincerely apologize for what we’ve been through. I apologize for the fact I wasn’t able to find the ones to partner with to handle our difficult and complex situation.
“I also apologize because I’m going to have some sanctions. But the mission doesn’t change. That’s the pledge I have to you. The mission I’ve always had is we make sure we help young people change their lives.”
Where’s the “I’m sorry for screwing the program over by lying through my teeth to the NCAA”? Or, how about “It was wrong looking those kids in the eye knowing that I wasn’t being honest about what I knew then”?
I guess it’s all okay since he’s on a mission. It’s the same mission he’s had all along – to win as many games in a season as he can.